Milky Way and Abandoned Buildings
When and Where
When: Saturday, September 7, 2024, 8:30 - 11:00 pm
Where: South Central Washington

Tuition and Registration

Tuition is only $265 ($25 deposit to reserve your spot with the remainder due one month prior to workshop)
Once your registration and payment is received, you will be sent detailed information regarding the workshop.

Workshop plus Premium Package

Included with your tuition

  • Personalized instruction and assistance
  • How to choose the best lenses for astro photography
  • How to set aperture, shutter speed and ISO to get a proper exposure
  • How to accurately set focus for tack sharp images
  • How to properly judge exposure based on the histogram
  • Learn why shutter speed is limited and based on focal length
  • How to properly judge focus with image playback and magnification
  • How to set up your camera and tripod
  • Guidance and instruction on composition
  • How to plan Milky Way shoots with smart phone apps (twilight periods, Milky Way position, and much more)
  • Learn how to take images for stacking to greatly reduce noise in the sky and land
  • 2-hour Zoom session to review your images and see my post processing workflow

Refund policy

  • Cancellations must be made in writing.
  • 30 days or more prior to the workshop:
    Refund less your $20 deposit.
  • 7 to 30 days prior to the workshop:
    75% refund.
  • Less than 7 days prior to the workshop:
    50% refund.
  • If the workshop is cancelled due to weather or sky conditions, you will receive a full refund.
  • Once the workshop starts, refunds cannot be issued. I make every attempt to insure sky conditions are ideal for these workshops. I monitor weather forecasts from several sources, astronomical sky forecasts, live web cams, etc. Conditions can change without warning and in an instant - especially in the mountains. If conditions change once we are at the shooting venue, I offer participants credit towards future workshops.
About the Workshop
This will be a photography packed workshop where we'll visit three historic abandoned schoolhouses. The last schoolhouse will feature sunset and blue hour photography.
Please note: There will be approximately 15 miles of well graded gravel road on this workshop.
Why choose DTL workshops over others?
  • Value: Similar workshops charge up to $400.
  • Experience: I have been leading Milky Way workshops since 2012.
  • My refund policies that are far less restrictive than others.
  • These workshops are limited to only 4 participants meaning you WILL receive personalized attention.
  • See "Included with your tuition" and compare to other workshops.
Physical Requirements
Physical requirements are rated as VERY EASY
(we will very close to our vehicles).

Itinerary (subject to change)

8:30: Meet and Greet (Biggs, Oregon)
9:00 - 11:00 am: Workshop

What to Bring

  • Camera with manual controls
  • Wide angle lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 or faster
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Headlamp (preferable) or flashlight with red light option
  • Remote shutter release (self timer will work too)
  • Wind protective clothing
  • Cold weather clothing
  • Snacks and water

About Me

I am a passionate photographer with a focus on landscape and astro photography. I have been leading Milky Way workshops since 2012 and landscape workshops since 2007. I have lived in the Northwest my entire life. My passion for photography goes back to the early 1980's. I am the Coordinator for the Portland/Vancouver Photography Meetup Group and have been teaching Photoshop and Lightroom since 2007.
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